Leadership & Staff

Cindy Jennings

Administrative Assistant for Music & Youth Ministries

Office: (804) 358-2383 ext. 132

Questions about music and youth, including event registration, can be directed to Cindy.


  • Bible Verse: Luke 1:37
  • Movies: Pay It Forward, Wild
  • Books: Fiction; anything by Richard Rohr or Mark Nepo
  • Podcasts: On Being with Krista Tippett and anything from the Center for Action and Contemplation
  • TV Shows: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Jeopardy
  • Music: Folk and Irish
  • For fun I like to: Go to the beach and the mountains, sing and play the guitar and Celtic harp, listen to live music, hike.

About Cindy

I grew up in northern New Jersey and moved to Richmond after graduating from William and Mary. I appreciate the Richmond pace of life and its proximity to the mountains and the ocean.

I came to FPC after years of being a music minister at a church in Mechanicsville, a position I retired from to explore other interests. I’m now a trained Certified Music Practitioner with the harp, able to provide therapeutic music by the bedside. I’m a widow and have two adult sons, Kevin and Connor.

I’m so happy to be part of the FPC staff and I’m especially enjoying the Centering Prayer group and getting to know this warm, generous, and hospitable church family.

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Elders are charged with the oversight of the life of our congregation – leading, governing, and caring for its members.  Both individually and collectively (as the Session), elders provide leadership in worship, teaching, mission, evangelism, care and nurture.  Along with the pastors, the elders are the shepherds of the flock.

Deacons are charged with the sympathy, witness and service for all our members. Deacons are persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies and sound judgment. Both individually and collectively (as the Diaconate), deacons provide compassionate care for all church members. 

The Session

Class of 2024

Christina Annas, Congregational Life Chair
Neely Barnhardt, Faith Formation Chair
Caley Cantrell, Membership Chair
Mary D. Ellison, Clerk of Session
LaMont Noble
Nicholas Reynolds, Finance Chair

Class of 2025

Heather Cooper
Elizabeth Darling, Outreach Chair
Clark Lewis
Ann Nickels, Communications Chair
Jim Purser, Nominating Committee Chair
Susan McNulty, Personnel Chair

Class of 2026

Gary Barranger, Property Chair
Eone Beck
Kathy Harris, Worship Chair
Shep Haw
Alison Herring
Charlotte Woodfin

The Diaconate

Class of 2024

Jon Chase
Mary Farrell
Connie Gottwald
Julie Magrath
Jon Morris
Ashley Raggi
Teddy Reynolds
Karen Rohr
Kathy Smallwood
Beth Witt

Class of 2025

Kim Basmajian
Sally Brown
Burton Kunz
Ann Latstetter
Melissa Layfield
Sean McAndrew
Tara Modisett, Moderator
Rose Lane Nimmo
Cortland Putbrese
Christa Santos
Anton Van Thoen
Marsha Williams

Class of 2026

Laura Bland
Blanche Bruns
Madeline Bryson
Bill Collier
Matt Cooper
Martha Mathews
Melissa Mintz
Martha Morrill
Robbie Rice
Meg Simonton
Sheila Smith
Kelly Winters